12 Gauge Galvanized Double Loop Bale Ties




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Product details

Wire gauge12 Gauge
Load strength1,120 lbs.
Tensile strength220,000 psi (1516.85 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)SWG (.104" / 2.642 mm) | Actual Size (.105" / 2.667 mm)

Product specifications

Made in the USA and engineered to offer strength and flexibility, our 12 gauge galvanized double loop bale ties are extra-durable and easy to use.

Wire gauge12 Gauge
Load strength1,120 lbs.
Tensile strength220,000 psi (1516.85 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)Standard Wire Gauge or SWG (.104" / 2.642 mm) | Actual Size (.105" / 2.667 mm)
Carbon grade1080
Ties per bundle50, 62, 125
Custom lengths120" - 192"
Quality controlExtensive testing

Use cases

A great choice for the recycling industry, double-loop bale ties are used to bale foam, cardboard, paper, plastic, PET, aluminum, steel, metal, and other materials.




Our commitment to quality

As one of the largest baling wire manufacturing companies in North America, we strive to provide our customers with high-quality wire products. Our baler wire is created under the highest standards of quality and performance.

At Baling Wire Direct, we carry out meticulous testing on all of our products to ensure they perform to the highest industry standards. Wire that fails to meet our quality assurance criteria is removed from stock, ensuring only strong and reliable carrier wire reaches our customers.

We have perfected all aspects of production and distribution to deliver exceptional products, competitive prices, and unrivaled customer service.

Our Autoship™ system keeps you informed every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest possible purchasing experience. Receive live tracking information via email or text message, and enjoy quick delivery in as little as 1–3 business days!

Galvanization classes

Our galvanized products can be finished with either Class 1 or Class 3 galvanization. While both wire finishes provide extra corrosion resistance and durability, Class 3 is the superior choice in both respects. 

  • Class 1 galvanization is the most basic type of coating, typically used for fencing, caging, and enclosures. The wire is galvanized by adding a thin, protective layer of zinc. It is the cheaper and more cost-efficient option, but it is not as effective long term. Class 1 galvanized wire fences start to rust quickly. They’ll last a maximum of 12 years and in some cases as little as 2. In a coastal area with heavy concentrations of salt water in the air, the protective layer tends to deteriorate even quicker. 
  • Class 3 galvanization contains 0.80 ounces of zinc per square foot. This protective coating is nearly 3 times thicker than Class 1 galvanized products. The robust coating resists corrosion for anywhere from 13–30 years. Class 3 wire withstands excessive use, heavy friction, and extreme conditions.

Our galvanization process

Galvanization involves the following 7-step process:

  1. Surface preparation: first, the wire is cleaned to remove any surface impurities. This ensures proper adhesion of the zinc coating.
  2. Pickling: the wire is immersed in an acid solution to remove any remaining oxides and scale. This process prepares the surface for galvanizing by creating a clean substrate.
  3. Fluxing: the wire is then immersed in a flux solution (zinc ammonium chloride), which prevents oxidation and promotes a uniform application of the zinc coating.
  4. Galvanizing bath: next, the wire is dipped into a 450°C (850°F) bath of molten zinc.
  5. Alloy formation: while immersed in the molten zinc, a metallurgical reaction occurs between the iron in the wire and the zinc, resulting in the formation of a series of zinc-iron alloy layers. These provide excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance.
  6. Withdrawal: the wire is gradually withdrawn from the zinc bath. The rate at which the withdrawal takes place is controlled to allow excess zinc to drain off and ensure the final product has an even coating.
  7. Quenching: the coated wire is then quenched in water or a quenching solution to cool it rapidly. This process solidifies the zinc coating and completes the galvanizing process.

After the wire is galvanized, we apply a wax coat to the galvanized wire. This creates a clean surface finish and also provides additional protection.

Galvanized bale ties versus bright bale ties

We sell double-loop ties in two finishes: galvanized and bright. Both are used to bundle materials, but their coating gives them different advantages.

Galvanized baling ties are better when:

  • Bales will be stored in areas that are exposed to the elements
  • The material being baled is corrosive

Raw steel ties, or bright wire ties, are uncoated. They are best when:

  • Bales are stored away from the elements
  • Budget is a priority
  • The bales might expand (bright bale ties have more elasticity than galvanized ties)
  • Aesthetics matter (many people like the look of bright over galvanized)

If you’re leaning toward bright, our 12 gauge bright double-loop bale ties might be just the thing for you.

Other wire products we sell

We offer a wide range of additional products beyond double loop bale ties. Other wire products we sell include galvanized wire, black annealed wire, single loop bale ties, and more.

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